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Cameras of the Twentieth Century

Michael Bradfield has produced a series of highly detailed photographs of 20th Century film cameras reflecting his commercial still life work. They are beautifully lit in his studio and then deep etched for printing, to best show the classic design elements of these historic analogue cameras.
Isolating the subject on pure white or black backgrounds gives these iconic cameras the status they deserve.

 
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In the Studio

Each camera is meticulously chosen, prepared and photographed in the studio at The Roller. Some of the cameras were purchased but many have been borrowed from friends and colleagues. Each one has a great story to tell.

Each Camera has a story

The history of Photography and the twentieth century go hand in hand. Whether it was the first camera type used on the moon, or the capturing of presidential assassinations, each camera has a story to tell. Some cameras were for the serious user, others for light-hearted holiday snaps.


 
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Side Take

Photography Exhibition

 

Side take exhibition was a series of photographs captured during and around the varied commissions undertaken by two Sydney photographers, Michael Bradfield and Keith Saunders.
Michael Bradfield produced a series of highly detailed photographs of 20th Century film cameras reflecting his commercial still life work. They are beautifully lit in his studio and then deep etched for printing, to best show the classic design elements of these historic analogue cameras.
Isolating the subject on a pure white background gives these iconic cameras the status they deserve.
Many of the cameras are still usable- indeed some of the prints in Saunders’ work in this exhibition were taken on cameras included in the series.
Keith Saunders primarily photographs the performing arts, particularly musicians. The works on show are all outtakes from commissions undertaken in the studio and on locations around the world. The photographs are a glimpse into the musician life, conveying the atmosphere around the musicians’ performance and work. They show musicians backstage, performers away from the concert platform, details of beautiful instruments and unselfconscious portraits of artists on location and in the studio doing their own thing, unaware of the camera.

This is an Associated Exhibition of Head On Photo Festival.

Running from Saturday 5 – Sunday 20 May 2018, Head On Photo Festival is one of the world’s most prestigious photo festivals. Since it began in 2010 the Festival has evolved to include a wide range of stunning exhibitions from world renowned photographers, innovative workshops run by international professionals and critically acclaimed mentors and community events aimed at everyone from enthusiasts and devout collectors. https://www.headon.com.au/ for more details

 
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